Jen Brister

The Other Mother
  • The Other Mother

  • 'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara Pascoe

    *LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE*

    I'm Jen Brister: stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent, and mum. But not that mum - I'm the other one.

    Confused? Two years ago, my partner (a woman - we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. (I know! Believe me, I'm still reeling myself.) Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add 'gay' and 'non-biological' to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, 'Will my babies love me?' at 3 a.m.

    A very funny, very honest look at parenting life, from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. This is a book for any parent who feels they don't fit the mould of a traditional family.

    'Damned funny. You'll find the pages of this book brimming with rich and wonderful proof' Hannah Gadsby

    'A side-splittingly honest look at the grim realities of same-sex parenting' Diva

Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits, and has performed six solo shows around the world. She has presented for BBC 6 Music, written and performed on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show and has been a regular contributor to magazines including Standard Issue and The Huffington Post. She is a co-host of the Women Talking Bollocks (WTB) podcast. On television, Jen has appeared on BBC 2's Live At The Apollo, and Frankie Boyle's New World Order, on Dave's Hypothetical and Sara Pascoe's Comedy Lectures, and on Comedy Central's Live at the Comedy Store.

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